Welcome to Totally Smart Seminars and Coaching


Individual Coaching

Combining her training with personal experience Merilyn coaches people at various life stages in various settings. Her primary focus in coaching  includes: life reflection and renovation (mental, emotional, social, spiritual, physical & professional domains); work performance enhancement and change management; relationship development and intimate partner choice; marriage transition and enrichment; and parenthood support. For more information and fees click here.

Organisational Coaching

Merilyn has worked with educational, faith-based and corporate organisations providing skills, performance, developmental and remedial coaching at many levels in these settings. Her experience includes:

  • National Church Life Survey: researcher, senior presenter, leadership coaching
  • Anglicare Regional Community Development Worker: group training, leadership coaching
  • St Matthew’s Manly Community Worker: individual coaching, group training and community development
  • Totally Smart School Wellbeing Seminars: founder, researcher, consultant and presenter
  • Healthworks Corporate: contract wellbeing researcher and presenter.

This wealth of experience enables Merilyn to offer a range of interlinked organisational enhancement coaching services e.g. psycho-educational seminars; individual and team leadership coaching and positive change management interventions. Organisational session fees are discussed upon request.


Seminars For Students:

Seminars For Parents:

Seminars For Teachers’ Self – Care:

Seminars for the Corporate Workplace:

Each session:

  • utilises anonymous surveys, completed by attendees in the weeks prior to the presentation, to allow customisation of the session.
  • can be tailored in length to suit  context requirements.
  • in schools can be run for boys and girls separately or together as appropriate.
  • in schools for teachers can be part of a professional development day or in service training.
  • in schools  for parents is sponsored and organised by the school.
  • in corporate and government workplace settings can be tailored for different staff levels and numbers.
  • in community based settings  can be tailored for groups, conferences, special events or retreat days.
  • includes consideration of current research, life stage development,  popular culture, survey results and staff/ management considerations.
  • is interactive and multi media.
  • complete seminar outlines can be viewed upon request.
  • fees can be discussed upon request.